Email Address Enter your email address to subscribe. Streaming services. Buy music and merch. Studio Auction. Discography Two best friends, Alias and Adam "Doseone" Drucker, finally make the album they'd been meaning to for twenty years. Listen Buy the album. What Used to Be 3. Must Consume 4. While the instruments- particularly the guitar- are handled very well, Phillip's voice is the focal point of the songwriting.
Coincidentally, Martin Griffiths offers his vocals on a cover of his own band; the minor hit 'Time Machine'. Not to mention that this song feels a cut above the writing on the rest of 'In Between', it is very cool to hear the collaboration between father and son, although the two admittedly sound a little too similar to totally tell apart.
The softer, piano-driven 'Stars Shall Fall' is another great track here. Not only does it feature some of the best vocal work on the album, the piano and additional keyboard work are lushly orchestrated. It also works as something of a divide between two stylistic 'sides' of the album.
Where ALIAS EYE arguably have the most promise here is on the second half of the album, which takes their melodic brand of prog and boosts it into a relative stratosphere of experimentation. All in all, it does not feel like the band lose their bearings completely on the second half, but they definitely save the wealth of their risk-taking for late in the album, and it's frankly a fair bit more engaging to listen to. Where the band's strength lies is their penchant with melody, and their skill with fusing elements of prog canon into songwriting that feels neither pressured nor forced.
A deceptively eclectic album from a band I'm glad I took the time to warm up to. Innovative features are few and far between, and if you love encountering challenging escapades this disc is one you most likely should avoid. But if you tend to enjoy accessible art rock, and especially if you enjoy classic rock and what's commonly referred to as AOR, then this is a band and a CD that might warrant inspection.
Review by Mellotron Storm Prog Reviewer. It opens with crickets and the sound of a party in the background as sax comes in then the full band. Vocals are next and a fairly heavy rhythm. A catchy tune with some good guitar as well. Like each track, the production itself is sterling, retaining a gritty laptop personal touch without forfeiting sonic acuity. None of the songs excavate new ground, and with each track clocking at under five minutes no single moment is able to breathe free long enough to truly sink in.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Audio CD. As someone who had his musical paradigm changed at the beginning stages of instrumental hip-hop, I frequently find myself feeling like everything in the genre has been done a thousand times.
Since DJ Shadow and DJ Krush brought the craft of hip-hop collage making in to the forefront, there have been at least a hundred instrumental hip-hop albums produced with great and lasting results; but countless others have fallen short with less than original ideas.
Anticon, while being a collection of pioneering turntablists and emcees, has set themselves apart from this long list of others by relying on an extremely distinctive sound. Alias, one of the harder working Anticon affiliates, has always been one of my other favorite artists from the collective. His previous work with just about every Anticon collaborator has shown that he's capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best.Alias - Eyes Closed EP - Vinyl 12 - - EU - Original kaufen im Online Music Store von HHV - Neuheiten & Topseller auf Vinyl, CD & Tape - Versandkostenfrei bestellen ab 80€!Brand: Anticon.